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A slave wanting freedom
Jonathan by Yvon
 Category:  War and History Poetry
  Posted: March 2, 2019      Views: 93

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I've been writing for over 40 years. I enjoy meditation and am interested in both western and eastern spiritual practices.

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Jonathan was a simple plantation slave
Picking cotton beneath the burning Sun
His day only ending when 'Dusk' had said it was done
He had dreams of freedom, no freedoms they gave

Never earning wages, so there was no money to save
Destitute and scarred, he dreamed of going on the run
Jonathan was a simple plantation slave
Picking cotton beneath the burning Sun

So many slaves now lay in a grave
Jonathan was lucky not to be one
His dreams of freedom had never begun
The poor man was just not that brave
Jonathan was a simple plantation slave

Rondel Poetry writing prompt entry

Writing Prompt
This poem is the similar to the rondeau poem. The first and second lines repeat in the middle of the poem and at the end. Although only the first line repeats at the end. The rhyme scheme is normally ABba abAB abbaA(B). More information and an example.

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Thanks to avmurray for the picture. I rewrote this as I saw I had nt had the style correct. Is now! Slavery is horrid. I didn't know what to write about but like so many pieces, this came from the unconscious mind.
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